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Nouryon to help Renewcell build textile recycling unit

May 05, 2021
Nouryon to help Renewcell build textile recycling unit

Sundsvall, Sweden

Global specialty chemicals leader Nouryon, recently, signed an agreement with Renewcell, a textile-to-textile recycling company, to provide chemical and engineering solutions for the latter’s new recycling plant located in Sundsvall, Sweden.

Every year, the new plant will recycle hundreds of millions of garments such as worn-out jeans and production scraps, and produce up to 60,000 metric tons of Circulose® dissolving pulp. The plant will be operational from the first half of 2022.

“Nouryon is thrilled to support novel solutions such as this one, which accelerate the growth of the renewable fibers industry, leverage our essential chemistry and specialty solutions, and underpin our commitment to a sustainable future,” said Antonio Carlos Francisco, Vice President Renewable Fibers at Nouryon.

According to Johan Landfors, President Technology Solutions at Nouryon, their brand strongly supports the textile industry’s sustainable fibres and their growth potential. He further added that Nouryon was pleased to partner with Renewcell to grow in the sustainable industry, making use of their core competencies in renewable fibre chemistry and engineering capabilities.

According to Patrik Lundström, CEO of Renewcell, the company’s mission was to change the global fashion industry. He further added, “Nouryon is a reliable and well-respected solutions provider to the regenerated fiber industry so we are pleased to partner with them as we embark on this ambitious journey. Nouryon’s experience with innovative, sustainable solutions will play a significant role in the long-term success of our mission.”

Nouryon manufactures food, pharmaceuticals, plastics, paper, building materials, and personal care products.

Source: Nouryon press release

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